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Saturday, November 2, 2013
I Heart Macro Week 25
For the past four years, this will be the fifth, I've invited visitors of this blog, friends and family to pause, close their eyes, exhale slowly, inhale deeply, exhale slowly once again and then without thinking, write down what they were grateful for in that exact moment. Then I asked them to send me whatever they wrote down in an email. It could be a word, a sentence, a paragraph. The key is not thinking, rather to write from the flow of love that rises from the heart a very personal real-time moment of gratitude. I collected all of these offerings and linked them together to form a "word quilt" that will be published on Thanksgiving morning, November 27th, here in the United States. All together these sincere words of thankfulness form an unending loop (a mobius) of thankfulness that wraps around the world. Each year there have been offerings from every continent with the exception of Antarctica. This project has been a comfort and joy to all who participate.
I invite you to join this year's Fifth Annual Mega Mobius Gratitude Quilt! (Click this link to learn more about the origins of this project and see quilts from years past.)
Ask your family members to participate as well; the offerings of children and elders are greatly appreciated. In fact if you are a teacher or work with children/families/anyone in a hospital setting, their words of gratitude are also most welcome. Sometimes the gratitude that people who are facing challenges will surprise you and strengthen your own sense of thankfulness as well as all of ours.
For the remainder of this month I will post a photo (or perhaps a few) a day of something that lifted up gratitude in my heart, both in the moment I first noticed it, and then reviewing the image again as a way of sealing the experience of thankfulness in my consciousness.
Welcome to our Twenty Fifth Week of
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"Pure awareness transcends thinking... It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life."~Mark Williams and Danny Pennman, from Mindfulness An Eight-Week Plan For Finding Peace In A Frantic World
It is time for YOU to share the love up-close with YOUR
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